Fear of the unknown? I'm deliberating what I've seen from Melo, which has nothing to do with Lin. I don't get what you're not getting? Most of what I'm eluding to is focused on Melo as an individual and a leader.
I said outrightly that Melo will get his. No doubt Lin will benefit from the spacing Melo provides as a penetrating guard.
When I've said adapt, I've meant in terms of the winning style of play that's come with Lin throughout the entirety of the lineup. Melo's been a part of it for less than 40 minutes of PT. Admittedly, after reading my OP, I could have highlighted that better. But that still doesn't derive from the fact that you didn't read it in the first place.
I have complete faith that good times are ahead, but, as I've stated, it's Melo's approach that needs tweaking, IMO. Mentally, in terms of aggression and also defensive desire individually. I'm not trying to chisel out anything flawless. What would be the point of attempting the impossible? But I've seen the issues that I've highlighted, and am against them.
I don't really see why the mixup had to take place from the get-go? If people don't really read OPs though, that's completely inevitable.
All someone did was draw some arrows where everyone moved to! Mind you, this was after we've all seen what happens, so you could do this with anything! Fields did what many smart players do and cut to the basket when his man wasn't paying attention. Lin being the good PG that he is sees this and throws a pass up towards the basket.
I'm not sure what you're point is. Was that play really that difficult to you? Field's read the defense and cut to the basket, got a good lob pass for the score.
I've been a stern MDA critic for going on 2 years but try to have a somewhat balanced and fair opinion or your posts are just not credible.
You used to be such a good poster now your credibility is diminishing constantly with all the MDA hatred and the fact you don't bother to read things properly you just infer things and start ranting.
I think from here on out if he stays healthy Melo should be average from here on out the next 35 games I think we have left
26points, 9rebounds, 5assists while shooting 48%-42%-85% in about 33minutes of action(ideally thats what we need)
He should finish the season strong and finish with total averages of 25pts, 7rebs and 4ast with 46%-38%-83%
So I was browsing for videos on JR Smith today and I stumbled upon this video. As I watched, I noticed that Melo was playing very differently from what I am used to from him. In my opinion, this is the type of play that Melo should work on and thrive to be on this Knicks team.
To give a summary (you can skip to about @1:00), on OFFENSE:
*He was decisive with the ball, making sure he made decisions swiftly. I know its just a small sample but in this video I think he made an effort to not hold the ball for mare than 5 seconds.
*Melo was also moving in the offense, making sure that he was on the right spots to make a spot up jumper.
*Played defense aggresively and made sure that he was communicating with his teammates for timely switching.
Again, I know its just a microcosm of the whole game, but it shows how Carmelo Anthony's talents can be maximized within a half-court offense.
EDIT: The video embedding didn't work. Here's the direct link to the vid. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]